Step-by-step instructions on downloading and installing XAMPP on a Windows PC.
If you get the error message:
Apache shutdown unexpectedly. This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies, improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method. Press the Logs button to view error logs and check the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
then another program, most commonly Skype, is blocking port 80.
Carry out the following steps to solve the problem:
If this does not work, or you do not have Skype installed, carry out the folllowing steps:
Apache and MySQL should now start automatically and without conflicts.